Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Is Fascism the New Socialism?

At this, the end of the year, as people take stock of what is and what will be. And they don't seem to like either; and maybe it's the calender getting ready to roll and/or maybe it's the absolutely insane abortion of a health care bill, but some serious anger is bubbling over. And while Sarah Palin was mocked for calling Obama a socialist a little over a year ago, that's now common knowledge; the question is, just how socialist is he?

Michael Goodwin at the NY Post doesn't use the "S" word or the "F" word, but his phrases make clear where he feels we stand:

Dreading our future

I am afraid -- actually, certain -- we are losing the heart and soul that made America unique in human history. Yes, we have enemies, but the greatest danger comes from within.

Watching the freak show in Copenhagen last week, I was alternately furious and filled with dread. The world has gone absolutely bonkers and lunatics are in charge.

Even more frightening, our own leaders joined the circus. Marching to the beat of international drummers, they uncoupled themselves from the will of the people they were elected to serve.
President Obama, for whom I voted because I believed he was the best choice available, is a profound disappointment. I now regard his campaign as a sly bait-and-switch operation, promising one thing and delivering another. Shame on me.

Equally surprising, he has become an insufferable bore. The grace notes and charm have vanished, with peevishness and petty spite his default emotions. His rhetorical gifts now serve his loathsome habit of fear-mongering.

"Time is running out," he says, over and again. He said it on health care, on the stimulus, in Copenhagen, on Iran.

Instead of provoking thought and inspiring ideas, the man hailed for his Ivy League nuance insists we stop thinking and do what he says. Now.

His assertion we will go bankrupt unless Congress immediately adopts the health monstrosity marks a new low. At least it did until he barged into a meeting in Copenhagen to insult the Chinese with the same do-it-now arrogance on carbon emissions.

Over at Protein Wisdom, Darleen Click has a few words for Mr. Goodwin:

Thank you to the 52(%) of Nov. 2008. You voted for a “good man”, you got a taller, thinner Hugo Chavez.

Darleen says straight what Goodwin tries hard to avoid - that we are under a one-party system that is acting no different than any other fascist state, right up to a laughingstock of a chief executive who governs with threats and lies.

Goodwin is MSM, and likely does not wish to be mocked by using the "fascist" phraseology. But sometimes you need to call a thing what it is; Sarah Palin did, and she was right, and she is certainly more respected than the media who mocked her (or Al Gore, who the media adores).

As Aristotle said, and as Ayn Rand made famous: A is A:

In Aristotle’s words, "A is A". It means that a thing is itself and no other thing. It means that a thing has a specific nature and no other nature. It means simply that there are no contradictions in reality.

Barack Obama and the Democrats, with the help of the media, are trying to turn this on its head: A trillion dollars in spending cuts the deficit, cold winters are proof of global warming, we abhor government control, except when we take over banks, GM, and the medical profession, and finally - America is still a Democracy.

Don't believe it. A is A. Fascism is Fascism, Socialism is Socialism, and we are living under it.

So say it.

1 comment:

Hamster said...

When Democrats spend a trillion dollars they try to spend it on something like health care for Americans.
When Republicans spend a trillion dollars they spend it on Iraq.

I never heard a Republican complain that the military budget is too high or too wasteful

Only social programs that benefit Americans.

Iraq will probably cost the US over 1 trillion dollars before it's over (whenever that will be).
For 1 trillion dollars, They will have gotten a new democracy, a trained and equipped army , a trained and equipped police force, new bridges, new schools, new roads, new hospitals, free grants for small businesses, money for not shooting at our soldiers.

In return we will have gotten 1 trillon dollars in unpaid debts to pass on to our children.

That's the difference between conservative spending and liberal spending